ABOUT THIS STATE

Ohio, you have a lot to be proud of: Home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the "One and Only Presidential Museum." There's even a National Ohio Day. Well, it's time for you all to make *us* proud and vote up and down the ballot, from Governor and Senator to the House of Representatives and the State Legislature. Ohio has its statewide primary and general elections on May 3 and November 8, respectively. There may also be a special election taking place on August 2, but that is still to be determined. Here's what you need to know about voting this year in the Buckeye State. (Source: Ballot Ready)

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Key Dates

Apr 4

Primary Registration Deadline

Apr 5 – May 2

Early Voting (weekdays plus Sat and Sun before Election Day)

Apr 30

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

May 2

Primary Absentee Return Deadline (postmarked by)

May 3

Primary Absentee Return Deadline (in person)

May 3

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Ohio Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    You can do that here! We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Sort of. You must be affiliated with a party to participate in its primary BUT you can choose a party affiliation on the day of the election. If you have previously participated in a different party's primary, you can complete a statement at the polling place on the day of the election affirming that you are changing your partisan affiliation

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by April 30th. Then, you can fill it out and return it by May 3rd. You can request your absentee ballot here.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, early voting is from April 5-May 2.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. An Ohio driver's license, a military ID, an unexpired federal or an Ohio photo ID with name and current address, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document. Get all the details here from VoteRiders.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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